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Old December 10, 2008, 07:52 AM
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@miggs78 - Thanks man.
@lpfan4ever - Thanks mate, you're right... the devil is in the details.
@BrainEater - I'll be producing a limited series of carbon fiber/radiant acrylic cases next year for retail... stay tuned =)
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Old December 10, 2008, 11:14 AM
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dude, it's so clean...it's so organized...it's so awesome...

very good job with the wiring

are you gonna clean dust the old fashioned way or do you have plan to prevent dust as well? Filters that zap the dust into oblivion before it can pass the threshold and into your case :P

do you have designs ready for your line of cases? I bet they look just as cool, but they could like 1/4 as cool as Prometheus and still sell better than the competition. I guess you can't show us since you don't want competitors copying you. Any idea on pricing?
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Old December 10, 2008, 05:33 PM
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Thank you very much jak3.
I have several plans for dust.
1st - electrostatic approach - I have an idea to charge the entire case with a positive static charge making it naturally repel dust (of course precautions will be taken to protect the hardware).
2nd - pressure approach - I have more air flowing into the case than there is air flowing out. Creating a high pressure zone inside the chassis - this positive pressure will naturally reduce the dust that will get inside.
3rd - traditional approach - dust filters over the fan intakes.

As for my cases - they will be made from Carbon Fiber, and Radiant Acrylic.... and they'll look DAMN cool. They are designed to be very modular and I'll be providing dozens of interchangeable pieces so you can make a case to suite your needs. My favorite part: no hardware (no bolts, nuts, screws, etc) each piece fits together with the others in a very Japanese fashion, the parts are like a puzzle that holds itself together once assembled.

I'm not releasing details yet on the design specifics for the exact reason you stated. Price will be compete with the high end aluminum chassis available from Lian-Li/Cooler Master/Silverstone/etc.
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Old December 10, 2008, 06:16 PM
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Well Count me in as a customer for your first batch...I would love to try a carbon case out..and review it for the HWC
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omg the cases sound very cool. Im extremely interested. All the new updates looks great, keep it coming !
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Old December 11, 2008, 04:47 PM
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Dude if you do that count me in. That would be awesome to have one of those! Modular case, who'da thought that?
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Old December 11, 2008, 04:57 PM
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Modular case, who'da thought that?
Mountain Mods....

j/k.

Love your work so far Langer, I look forward to seeing more. The carbon fiber appeals to me.
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Old December 11, 2008, 07:52 PM
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oh...might have to rework budget to fit one of those into future build...I'm guessing that's somewhere between 250-500$?

lol, I might even buy parts one at a time.
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Old December 12, 2008, 02:02 PM
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My definition of a modular case differs slightly from the empty boxes that mountain mods calls a case. I've put many hundreds of hands on hours into my case development... and I hope it shows.


Rico from Watercool told me today that my PrometheusCU edition Heatkiller rev3.0 was shipped and is on it's way to me.
I also had Rico send me some pics of his shop...

First up, here's the link to the watercool website:
*click for link*


the Watercool workshop - Rico's left the captions up to me because he says his English isn't very good.

Outside the shop:


What looks to be a couple of 5-axis CNC mills - some very impressive equipment for the machinist among us. You can see a bunch of what look to be GTX280 waterblocks in the bins:





This looks like some delrin Heatkiller 3.0 tops.


A bigass bending break, a piece of equipment that I REALLY REALLY want.


A hydraulic drop saw, cutting what looks to be delrin slabs for waterblock tops:


A CNC lathe... another bit I'd kill to own:


A MASSIVE CNC metal stamping punch making waterblock details, and mounts:




To be recycled scrap metal and shavings:





Some of you asked for some interior shots of the Heatkiller 3.0 CoolingMasters.com did a quickie review of the block and took pics of the inside:




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That's really impressive.
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